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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

At a time of rapid and fundamental shifts in healthcare, top leaders must evolve their skill set and their management style to achieve the goals of better, more efficient healthcare delivery.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:58:00 -0500

Four senior healthcare leaders describe the health information technology infrastructure investments they've made to better manage population health.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:49:00 -0500

"If you want to understand the culture of medicine, you should pay attention to how doctors and other health professionals talk," says Brian Goldman, MD. He was interviewed by MedPage Today about his reasons for dissecting the way healthcare professionals speak to each other.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:24:00 -0500

Leaders must first acknowledge that their organization is at risk, and then devise and implement programs to address staff who steal pharmaceuticals.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:13:00 -0500

Compared with open surgical procedures, the use of laparoscopic surgery for some common conditions is associated with fewer complications, shorter length of stay, and lower hospital costs, researchers find.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:11:00 -0500

While the price of ending the Sustainable Growth Rate formula is steep, the Congressional Budget Office says it's cheaper than doing nothing, because the status quo would cost $900 million more than the proposed reforms over the next 10 years.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:56:00 -0500

Speaking to an audience of national quality measurement experts, CMS's chief medical officer spotlights projects that have bolstered both the pace of cost reduction and quality improvement efforts.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:52:00 -0500

The bill also delays until Sept. 30 changes in the two-midnight rule on inpatient billing that were set to take effect at the end of this month.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Physician practices and ambulatory care sites have been gravitating to the cloud for years, but Web-based services are now finding hospital-based and even industrywide applications.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:00 -0500

An appellate court ruling is a setback for federal officials in their effort to award a new round of contracts for Medicare's Recovery Audit Program.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:57:00 -0500

In one of three deals Tenet Healthcare signed Monday, it formed a joint venture with United Surgical Partners International to have ownership interests in 244 ambulatory surgery centers, 16 short-stay surgical hospitals and 20 imaging centers in 29 states.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:34:00 -0500

Suggested actions would likely improve quality and patient safety, program integrity, financial and grants management, and contractor management, the OIG report says.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:58:00 -0500

The proposed rule aims "to create more transparency on cost and quality information, bring electronic health information to inform care and decision making, and support population health," says HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:54:00 -0500

We all sort of know what a high-risk patient looks like, but it's really hard to put that in writing with a set of hard and fast rules that lead to really great predictions. From Medpage Today.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:08:00 -0500

Physicians are receptive to alternative care models, but face daunting challenges, an AMA/RAND report says.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:01:00 -0500

The sweeping package introduced in the US House and Senate Thursday repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula and adds an automatic 0.5% payment update each year for five years. Proponents say it will stabilize Medicare payments to physicians.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:10:00 -0500

The unveiling of two innovation facilities last week signals the willingness of payers to help find "actionable, outcomes-driven" healthcare solutions.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:09:00 -0500

As physicians face increased pressure to focus not just on patient care but also on the cost of care, healthcare leaders need to find ways to minimize frustration and maximize value.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:07:00 -0500

Hospital and health system leaders gathered at the American College of Healthcare Executives annual congress are cutting costs and focusing on efficiency as they prepare their organizations for capitation.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:03:00 -0500

Where there was once one code, under ICD-10 there may be 300 or 400. "As we continue to evolve, individual preferences could impact revenues, reports, and other data," says a health information sciences researcher.

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:45:52 -0500

Is the paleo diet better for you than standard nutritional guidelines? Take our survey and let us know.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:53:44 -0500

The Affordable Care Act is having a lasting impact on small businesses, affecting how owners make decisions about hiring and managing staff, upgrading equipment and more.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:04:15 -0500

With just over three weeks left to choose new coverage in the health law marketplaces, deciphering the complex system of subsidies remains a key challenge for many would-be insurance customers.

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:47:12 -0600

A WSJ reporter followed a group of families and scientists trying to accelerate the development of a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a rare and fatal cholesterol metabolism disorder known as NPC that strikes primarily children.

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:31:45 -0600

Health law overhaul is affecting millions of Americans. Readers write to the Wall Street Journal to answer the question, "How has the health law affected you?"

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:18:21 -0600

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET the Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews will be joined by Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Mike Stahl, senior vice president at HealthMarkets, and Adam Okun, senior vice president at Frenkel Benefits, to discuss the health law, what it means for consumers and employers, and answer reader questions.

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:27:25 -0600

This has been a huge year for the law known as Obamacare. Tell us your story of how the health law has affected you.

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:08:45 -0600

Dr. Christopher Austin and the Journal's Health reporter Amy Dockser Marcus took questions about treatments for rare disease during a Reddit AMA.

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:35:50 -0600

For years, Christopher P. Austin has been trying to develop a way for science to build a better partnership with patients. Dr. Austin and the Journal’s Amy Dockser Marcus are answering questions now.

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:27:34 -0500

Sleep experts say napping done right is good for the brain and our work performance. But what’s the best way to grab some extra zzz’s during the day?

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